The construction of zero net energy commercial buildings is on the rise as business owners and organizations are discovering that this type of construction can improve their bottom line in a big way. Remodeling or retrofitting existing buildings so that they are significantly more energy efficient is just as important as brand new construction.
Retrofits and renovations will increase the value of commercial buildings and reduce carbon emissions while lowering your energy costs, which you can pass on to the occupants of your property.
Your future energy efficient renovations can include:
Complete envelope sealing. Replacement of inefficient, poorly sealed windows and doors can drastically lower your energy costs.
Heating, cooling and water heating systems. Replacement of these systems with innovative and high-efficiency systems such as instantaneous hot water heaters, combined heat and hot water systems, and heat pumps will add to the energy efficiency of your property.
Crawlspace. Increased wall, floor, basement, and attic insulation will meet optimal performance values.
Roof replacement. Replacing the roof of your commercial building increases the performance of the building’s envelope.
Landscaping. Considering the orientation of your building in relation to the sun, shade your building by planting trees that will help to decrease the load on your cooling systems. Re-do the landscaping to trap and process rainwater, creating attractive exterior spaces while lowering or eliminating the amount of water used for irrigation.
In your larger remodeling projects, it’s important to keep in mind that this will be the optimum time to invest in any energy improvements you are planning to make. Adding new space in your commercial property will probably mean rethinking any involved heating and cooling systems, for example, so when it comes to replacing those systems, choosing new systems that will improve the energy performance of your property now rather than later will save you time and money in the long run.
Ascension General Contractors Is committed to your business renovation. Call us today at (615) 750 2345 and let’s talk about ways to make your business property more energy efficient.